Kids with ADHD can get wound up very easily. They get over stimulated and have a hard time getting settled back down. Try to keep things low key, and ask your kids not to get too "wild" around Chris. What's really important is to find out what your nephew likes to do, and make sure that there are opportunities for him to do some of these things. Let him make some of the choices. Also, find out what he does well, or find out what he knows a lot about and give him a chance to show his positive side in front of the family. Pay attention to him and compliment him, but don't overdo it. He'll sense that you are making too big a deal and it may upset him. Saying things like "I like it when you..." (and talk about positive behaviors) can go a long way.
Making a Visiting Nephew with ADHD Comfortable
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